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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Market Ended Mixed In Volatile Trading: BRCM, SNDK, MRVL, CLF, WLT, ANR, NFLX, AMZN, GOOG, AAPL

The market was weak at the open, but, managed to bounce back.  However, immediately after the Fed minutes were released, the market suffered a quick drop.  It paddled back up in the last hour to closed flat, flat and mixed.  Techs were on the weak side with semiconductors getting hammered; mining stocks, on the other [...]

Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, XME, GLD, USO, MOO, AGU, POT, MOS, CF, GOLD, NEM, ABX, CLF, X, WLT, FCX

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote, "For the new week, the technicals are still carrying a bias to the downside.  The M&A activities and the speculations for them are offsetting the inconsistency in the latest economic reports.  The M&A activities are bringing buyers into some sectors.  However, the industrials have been weak on [...]

August 2010 Monthly Wrap: GOOG, GS, WYNN, ICE, AMZN, MLM, FSLR

A very nice month. Not an easy thing to do in this environment, and, you porbably don’t need me to tell you that. 100% green on the closed trades this week. Here are the trades for the month (trades with +50% or higher profits are highlighted): August 27, 2010 07:14 | HappyTrading RIMM ($45.60) Sold [...]

Market Bounces After 4 Days of Selling: SPX, Nasdaq, GOOG, AAPL, RIMM, AMZN, AKAM, PCP, MLM, GLD, SLV, PAAS, GOLD, ABX, NEM, TLT

This morning, after more lousy housing and durable goods data, the market sank lower.  We took the opportunity to lock in our profits on the downside plays: August 25, 2010 10:56 | HappyTrading MLM ($72.30) Sold to Close 09P75 Sep 75 puts, at $4.30 +62% 07:34 | HappyTrading PCP ($111.70) Sold to Close 09P115 Sep [...]

Stocks Sink Further On Home Sales: SPX, Nasdaq, GOOG, ISRG, PCLN, MLM, VMC, CRM, TSL

The market was already on its heels and sank lower today after a sharp fall in the latest home sales report.  Stocks were weak pretty much across the board.  GOOG fell another $12.68 to close just above the $450 level.  Just 2 weeks ago, GOOG was trading around $500/share!  ISRG continued to stumble, down $13.82; [...]

Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, MOO, INX2, XME, POT, MOS, AGU, CF, PCLN, MFE, GOOG, NEM, ABX, GOLD

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I forecasted, "For the new week, the latest development in the charts are certainly not bullish.  However, it may not necessarily dictate a breakdown.  If SPX 1080 does not hold, the next support is 1060, set back in mid-July.  The market could still be range-bound, and, is very mixed." As [...]

8/20/10 Weekly Wrap + FREE Trading Room Access: AMZN, WYNN, GLD, MOS

In my Market Forecast for the week, I wrote: "…the latest development in the charts are certainly not bullish.  However, it may not necessarily dictate a breakdown…   The market could still be range-bound, and, is very mixed." This was exactly what we saw this week.  The market was strong earlier in the week, but, turned back [...]

Rising Jobless Claims Spook The Market, Again! SPX, Nasdaq, INTC, MFE, SYMC, SHLD, SNDK, CRM, MRVL, INTU, DELL, HPQ

Lots of news on the market today!  INTC came out with a 60% premium bid for MFE, at $7.68 billion.  MFE shares jumped +57.07% while INTC fell 3.52%.  SYMC, another security software company, saw its shares rise +6.2%.  However, investors focused on the rising jobless claims number and drove the broader market down.  SHLD reported weak sales [...]

Market Bounces on Latest Economic Data and M&A Activity: SPX, Nasdaq, POT, BHP, CF, MOS, AGU, AMZN, WYNN, WLT, CLF, X, FCX

The market was strong out of the gate this morning on the latest economic reports, including better-than-expected industrial production and housing data.  WMT reported solid earnings and raised its full-year guidance.  WMT shares traded up +1.21%.  HD barely beat the estimates with its earnings, but, its shares went up +3.4%. In addition, BHP initiated a [...]

Weekly Wrap + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, TLT, USO, GLD, SOXX, MOO, POT, MOS, AGU, CF, CAGC, SEED

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I said, "For the new week, the market can run further into its newly developed bullish formation.  The market has already stuttered around the SPX 1120 to 1130 area for a long time.  If it’s going to break higher, it’ll have to catch the daily upper BB.  This will [...]